Reader discusses intangibles like screen size when moving from iPhone to Sprint’s EVO.
My response to Darrell:
Thanks for writing. I am in the same camp as you: I am a iPhone 3GS owner but find myself unable to stop using the EVO. In fact, my iPhone 3GS has been sitting in a desk drawer, uncharged for almost a month.
I got a Google (GOOG) I/O EVO and I notice that Sprint (S) Apps come on and stay on without being invoked which I believe is my main power issue. I expect this to go away with an small upgrade or with Froyo (which is hopefully soon!)
On swapping batteries, I find that changing batteries is a double-edged sword and I’ve already noticed that the back plate on the EVO isn’t as sturdy as when I started (I’ve been swapping SDcards as well). I’m not sure it is meant for removal every day. There are these little Duracell USB battery chargers which I think are a better proposition for long trips where I don’t have access to a plug (I bought mine to extend the life of my iPhone). I find that outlet charging at work and at home works fine for me, however.
Like you, I am a heavy user, using the Hotspot functionality during my hour train commute to work as well as heavy smartphone usage.
But, I couldn’t agree more with you on screen size. That extra inch of screen real estate (EVO’s screen is over 25% bigger than iPhone) makes all the difference in the world in usability. In fact, with the gains I’ve made in usability and speed, I may want to go up further and try on the Dell Streak 5-inch device.
Thanks for your input Darrell!